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2008 Jeep Compass

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HA!!!!!
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By Yellowberry35
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I rented this vehicle once upon a time and it felt like a great drive so I bought one thinking I would get the same kind of quality....HA!!!, what a joke. If this vehicle costs a lot less I wouldn't be unhappy, but it wasn't worth the money I spent. The stabilization in both front axles will go very easy and cost a lot to repair as well as the throttle body ( this is a common problem in Nearly all of these models ). Other than that if you can tolerate the little maintenance here and there , you should be good to go otherwise I'll spend my money elsewhere !


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Great for the first 5 yrs
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Erika
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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My husband and i bought this jeep brand new in 8/2008, we paid it off 2yrs ago and when we paid it off we looked up the value on it which ended up being much less than we thought:(
The jeep drove great at first, it has a great handle, turns eaisly. Good looking body style. But after 5 yrs the car started hesitating and as we were at a red light the car almost always wants to shut off. Well fast forward 8 yrs later... 2 major brake repair, jeep sounds awful super loud and now needs major repair. Basicly a great car for a few years.


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Love this baby Jeep
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By schneikm
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Jeep Compass used 2 years ago at 22,000 miles and I'm at about 50,000 now. They didn't give me the option to select the correct model I have, mine is the 2.0L 4-cyl autostick. All I have had to replace so far is brake pads, and I probably need new tires soon.

I love this car because I am a tall person (5'10) and it is so spacious I don't feel like I'm compacted into a car. The turn radius is great.
The seats are comfortable, even on long 12 hour drives. Perfect for moving because there is so much space when you put the seats down.

I dislike the 2.0L engine because the get-up is slow and my gas mileage is about 26mpg highway.


Best Features

I love this car because I am a tall person (5'10) and it is so spacious I don't feel like I'm compacted into a car. The turn radius is great. Did I mention I have manual locks and windows and I still love it? The seats are comfortable, even on long 12 hour drives. I like the AUX outlet so I can plug in my music. Oh, I also call it my moving machine because I can fit so much in the car when I put the seats down.


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Surprisingly reliable
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By dteitzel
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the 2008 Compass after being a long time, repeat Toyota buyer. The price was excellent and I got a 3 year gas card that I am still using, every time I get gas I save some change or more. I don't have the confidence in Jeep, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I have not had problems, other than battery died once after a cold spell. The car has never died or stranded me. I have not done any additional service other than the most basic. I have 48K miles on it.


Best Features

Regular power outlet-love it. Wish more vehicles would add this feature. I use it to keep my blue tooth charged at all times. I just love the idea that I could plug anything from the house in the car. I also like the knowing the temperature. My previous more expensive SUV, Highlander didn't have either of these features.


Worst Features

Better quality interior plastic and fabric. Bigger gas tank. Better gas mileage.


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I like it!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mission
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2008 Jeep Compass Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Just picked up an '08 last weekend. So far I love it!. Fun to drive very comfortable and good on gas. I actually really enjoy the CVT transmission and when I need a change I go to autostick. You do not need any more power than this in a vehicle.


Best Features

Comfortable, looks great. I'm 6'1 and have tons of head and leg room in here.


Worst Features

Center console is too low


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